The Resource Boulder (Hoover) Dam Opens ca. 1936, WPA Film Library, (electronic resource/)

Boulder (Hoover) Dam Opens ca. 1936, WPA Film Library, (electronic resource/)

Label
Boulder (Hoover) Dam Opens ca. 1936
Title
Boulder (Hoover) Dam Opens ca. 1936
Statement of responsibility
WPA Film Library
Contributor
Film distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
President Herbert Hoover signed the Boulder Canyon Project Act in 1928, which approved construction of a federally-funded dam on the Colorado River. The dam opened in 1936, allowing water to pass from Lake Mead above through 12 diversion tunnels. The tunnels - six on both the Nevada and Arizona sides of the dam - are each 50 feet in diameter and 56 feet long. During construction of the dam, workers excavated 1.5 million square yards of rock and debris. The dam, which was officially named Hoover Dam in 1947, generates hydroelectric power to areas of the Western United States and prevents the Colorado River from overflowing its banks in flood-prone regions farther downstream
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Closed-captioned
Runtime
3
Technique
live action
Label
Boulder (Hoover) Dam Opens ca. 1936, WPA Film Library, (electronic resource/)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released by WPA Film Library, 1936
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 31, 2007
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Boulder
  • (Hoover) Dam Opens ca. 1936
  • (2:15)
Control code
100038684
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (2 min., 15 sec.))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
sound.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
Boulder (Hoover) Dam Opens ca. 1936, WPA Film Library, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released by WPA Film Library, 1936
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 31, 2007
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Boulder
  • (Hoover) Dam Opens ca. 1936
  • (2:15)
Control code
100038684
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (2 min., 15 sec.))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
sound.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

Library Locations

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